September 2

Mr. Holland’s Opus

Posted by lori . 2 Comments


Mr. Holland’s Opus is a touching, heartwarming story about Glenn Holland, an aspiring musician and composer who takes a job teaching high school music in 1964, while he saves money and composes his music.  His wife becomes pregnant, and Mr. Holland finds himself facing the reality of a family and a “day job.”  The film chronicles his life, both professional and personal, with all the highs and lows, and ends with his retirement, 30 years later, and the legacy of all the students he has inspired.  The scope of the movie is moving and believable…a life, lived well.

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2 Responses to " Mr. Holland’s Opus"

  • houndstooth says:

    I loved this movie from the first time I saw it! I was going to school to be a sign language interpreter and all of us went to see it because it had sign language in it. There are so many things I love about the movie, though, and now that I’ve been in the field of education for a while, I can see some of those things coming to light.

    • lori says:

      I love that it captures the breadth and depth of an ordinary life, and that it captures the true beauty and reach of a life well-lived. I salute YOU as a teacher!

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